The Personality Factor That Makes Some Violent Criminals So Dangerous

Violent offenders who are also psychopaths are so dangerous because their brains do not learn normally from either punishments or rewards, a new study finds.

Jan 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Yes, Walking Through A Doorway Really Does Make You Forget

More often than I care to admit, I'll walk from one room to another with a clear vision in mind of whatever I need to do once I get there, but then I get there and can't remember why I started. The only thing that happened between my first movement ...

Jan 29

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New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and ...

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent.

Jan 29

Categories: Depression

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability - along with confidence in that ability - is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 35 years of scientific investigation suggests that an ...

Jan 29

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions ...

Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they’re not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are challenging this assertion. They have ...

Jan 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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More young people seek help for depression

SINGAPORE - Depression is hitting young people hard, and a growing number are choosing to seek help. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) helped 600 people aged 20 to 29 last year, compared with 550 the year before. Similarly, the National ...

Jan 28

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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To help Children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine ...

Aca­d­e­mic prob­lems are extremely com­mon in chil­dren with ADHD and often the issue that leads to refer­ral for an ADHD eval­u­a­tion. Unfor­tu­nately, the sig­nif­i­cant aca­d­e­mic strug­gles that many chil­dren with ADHD ...

Jan 28

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Testosterone helps to bind antidepressants in the brain

Female sex hormones have a strong effect on the psyche. This has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies and by phenomena such as the "baby blues", a bout of low mood following childbirth, or recurrent mood swings that occur prior to ...

Jan 27

Categories: Depression

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"Autisms" a More Appropriate Term than "Autism," Geneticists Say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. "We believe a better term to use is 'the autisms,' or 'the autism spectrum disorders' (that is, plural)," Dr. Stephen W. ...

Jan 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Techniques for a clear and happy mind

On an average day we have around 50,000 thoughts and 12,000 internal conversations. A busy mind can be detrimental to your happiness. It leads to clutter, mistakes being made and opportunities being lost, not to mention stressed individuals with a ...

Jan 27

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness

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Blame it on your brain: Salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake "reprograms" the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

Jan 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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This is What Depression Does to The Brain’s ‘Disappointment ...

Could there be a ‘dimmer switch’ for depression?

Jan 26

Categories: Depression

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This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity

The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.

Jan 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Why the “Small” Things Matter: Stop Avoiding Yourself and Your ...

When you are faced with the small things, rather than ignoring them, ask yourself these questions. (Make sure you aren’t judging or analyzing your answers. Just notice what floats up as you pay attention. This may take 10 minutes or days!)

Jan 24

Categories: Other, Self-Confidence

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Video-Based Intervention Helps Babies at High Risk of Autism

Babies of parents who completed lessons on whow to work with their infants were moderately more engaged with other people and showed more social behaviors

Jan 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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